John Fantuzzo


Assistant Professor of Education

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Ph.D. in Philosophy and Education – Teachers College, Columbia University (2016)

M.A. in Philosophy and Social Policy – American University (2009)

B.A. in Philosophy – Gordon College (2006)


John Fantuzzo is a former K–12 urban educator whose work explores the aims of education, particularly the meaning of calling as an educational aim in a pluralistic society and the relationship between educational practice and topics in social theory (e.g., stratification and rationalization) and normative political philosophy (e.g., equality of opportunity and recognition). His work has been published in the Philosophy of Education, Journal of Philosophy of Education, and Teaching Ethics, and his book reviews have appeared in Teachers College Record.

John’s current projects include a reconstruction of Max Weber’s educational theory, a polemic against the assumed link between educational achievement and existing ranking schemes, and an interpretation of 20th-century black American writers as civic educators, with special focus on the writings of Richard Wright and James Baldwin.